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LMC 2017

Hacks and (Fake) Facts: Warfare in the Information Space

Our computers and networks are vital to modern life. Yet they are vulnerable to breaches and data thefts. Adversaries can use increasingly inventive combinations of disruption, penetration and dissemination, lowering confidence in both digital services and the integrity of public life. Unscrupulous and malevolent websites, and networks of fake users on social media can spread disinformation, shape public opinion and distort decision-making.


Gerhard Conrad

Director of the EU Intelligence and Situation Centre

Hans-Georg Maaßen

President, Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Germany

Taimar Peterkop

Director-General of the Information System Authority, Estonia

Keir Giles
Keir Giles

Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House


Edward Lucas

Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Senior Adviser at CEPA

  • How should we understand, forestall and impede intelligence operations that use cyber-space to attack our political systems?
  • What can we do to deter other countries from carrying them out?
  • How do we regain public trust in the meantime?

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